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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Meh, I like Brian Williams, and will continue to watch him as long as he anchors.

    I'd like everyone who has never told a lie, ever in their lives, to raise their hand.

    Yup. That's what I thought.
    I watch Williams on occasion.
    He seems okay.
    I'm not sure why Williams would dredge up his fake story again.
    Maybe to re-establish his gravitas?
    Weird.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I don't think he should be fired, but this is no ordinary lie.
    You never puffed up a story to make yourself look better? Man, I had that car up to 120! or I broke up with her or My GPA was 3.7, or No, I quit that job.

    Everybody lies to make themselves look better. It's human nature.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I don't think he should get fired. It's dumb, he's rightfully humiliated, but that's more than enough. Unless he was profiting off the lie or the lie hurt someone else I don't think it crosses over to the firing threshold.
    If you were the head of one of the network news agencies and your anchor was found to have been lying about being shot at it combat and had spread that lie over many years, then offered a weak ass lie to cover for the lie, would you keep him on?

    Just askin....

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You never puffed up a story to make yourself look better? Man, I had that car up to 120! or I broke up with her or My GPA was 3.7, or No, I quit that job.

    Everybody lies to make themselves look better. It's human nature.
    I agree. But doing it on the NBC Nightly News is whole new level....
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It's obviously the RW meme-of-the-moment. There'll be another one along in a minute or two.......


    How the **** are you going top make the fact that this guy bald face LIED about being with the troops and being shot at and even being hit by rockets and small arms fire during a harrowing combat engagement be about the 'RW'?????

    Oh...wait...forgot who I was responding to. Carry on....

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    I say yes! What a freakin liar! How can anyone believe a word he says now? The man has lost all credibility.

    NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams last night had to make the humiliating admission that he was not aboard a helicopter hit by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that he made and was repeated by the network for years.

    Williams — who’d claimed he was in a chopper forced down by a rocket-propelled grenade 12 years ago — repeated the story on Friday’s newscast during a tribute for a retired sergeant major.

    “The story actually started with a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq, when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG,” Williams said on Friday’s show. “Our traveling NBC News team was rescued, surrounded and kept alive by an armor-mechanized platoon from the US Army 3rd Infantry.”


    He was busted when vet Lance Reynolds commented on the “Nightly News” Facebook page, where the clip was posted, “Sorry, dude, I don’t remember you being on my aircraft. I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened.”

    Amid a vicious ratings battle with ABC’s “World News Tonight,” which has positioned anchor David Muir as an equally strong on-the-scene reporter, Williams, who has a $10 million-a-year deal with NBC, made an embarrassing apology.

    He claimed on Facebook that he had confused events: “I spent much of the weekend thinking I’d gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake.” Stars and Stripes, which broke the story, reported that a different Chinook was hit by rockets and “the NBC anchor was nowhere near that aircraft . . . Williams arrived in the area about an hour later on another helicopter.”


    Brian Williams admits he wasn’t on helicopter hit by RPG in Iraq | Page Six
    He reminds me of Stephen Glass. He was fired, and to this day still ridiculed. As he should be for making up LIES to sell stories.

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    If you were the head of one of the network news agencies and your anchor was found to have been lying about being shot at it combat and had spread that lie over many years, then offered a weak ass lie to cover for the lie, would you keep him on?

    Just askin....
    I wouldn't be happy with him, but no, if there was an employee that provided me decades of quality work I wouldn't fire him over that.
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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

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    Re: Should Brian Williams be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I agree. But doing it on the NBC Nightly News is whole new level....
    Not only is he the news anchor on the "Nightly News", he is also the managing editor. Wonder what other stories he has "edited"? He just renewed his contract with NBC in Dec. 2014 for 5 years with a salary of 10 million a year.
    Brian Williams To Stay On As 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor 'For Years To Come'

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